**Paul McCobb** 1917–1969

Paul McCobb studied painting at the Vesper George School of Art in Boston but never completed his course work. With the outbreak of World War II, he enlisted in the Army Corps of Engineers but was honorably discharged shortly thereafter due to health issues. McCobb moved to New York to work as a product development engineer in the new medium of plastics and in 1945, he opened his own design firm, *Paul McCobb Associates*. In 1950, McCobb launched his first mass produced line of furniture known as the *Planner Group* in collaboration with B.G. Mesburg; this collection, with its sleek lines and warm finishes, was a hit, and the pieces were showcased in living rooms across America.

McCobb took inspiration from classic American styles like Windsor and Shaker, but transformed them into new and modern forms. As McCobb stated, “we don’t design fads,” and indeed his designs are imbued with a timeless quality. Further, McCobb pioneered the concept of the room divider, to which he attached desk sets, cabinets and shelves, coining the term “living walls.” His work was featured prominently in the Museum of Modern Art’s *Good Design* exhibitions (1950–1955), and he received MoMA *Good Design *awards in 1950, 1951, 1953, and 1954. In the 1960s, McCobb worked as an interior design consultant for corporations like Columbia Records, Singer Manufacturing Company, Bell & Howell Company, and Alcoa Aluminum Corporation. McCobb died in 1969 and today his designs are featured in the museum collections of the Copper Hewitt Design Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, among many others.

Upcoming Lots **Paul McCobb**

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## Paul McCobb

Planner Group cabinet, model 1510-L

estimate: $2,000–3,000

101

## Paul McCobb

Planner Group Captain's chair, model 1532

estimate: $500–700

102

## Paul McCobb

Planner Group storage

estimate: $1,000–1,500

103

## Paul McCobb

Planner Group cabinet, model 1502

estimate: $1,500–2,000

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## Paul McCobb

dining chairs model 1535, set of four

estimate: $2,000–3,000

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## Paul McCobb

Planner Group cabinet, model 1504

estimate: $1,500–2,000

106

## Paul McCobb

Planner Group nightstand, model 1500-15

estimate: $700–900

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## Paul McCobb

Planner Group dining chairs model 1503, set of eight

estimate: $2,000–3,000

108

## Paul McCobb

Planner Group cabinets model 1508-9, pair

estimate: $2,000–3,000

109

## Paul McCobb

E7 table lamp

estimate: $2,000–3,000

110

## Paul McCobb

Planner Group cabinet, model 1508

estimate: $700–900

111

## Paul McCobb

Planner Group cabinet

estimate: $2,000–3,000

112

## Paul McCobb

Planner Group desk

estimate: $2,000–3,000

113

## Paul McCobb

Planner Group cabinet, model 1506-9

estimate: $800–1,200

114

## Paul McCobb

Planner Group console, model 1585 and stools, model 1305

estimate: $1,500–2,000

115

## Paul McCobb

Planner Group cabinet, model 1513-9

estimate: $1,500–2,000

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## Paul McCobb

Planner Group storage

estimate: $1,500–2,000

117

## Paul McCobb

radios model 5110, set of four

estimate: $700–900

118

## Paul McCobb

Planner Group storage

estimate: $1,000–1,500

119

## Paul McCobb

Planner Group cabinet, model 1510-9

estimate: $2,500–3,500

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## Paul McCobb

Planner Group cabinet, model 1514-9

estimate: $1,000–1,500

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## Paul McCobb

Planner Group dining chairs model 1533, set of ten

estimate: $3,000–5,000

122

## Paul McCobb

Planner Group nesting tables model 1595, set of four

estimate: $2,000–3,000

123

## Paul McCobb

Planner Group nesting tables model 1595, set of two

estimate: $1,000–1,500

124

## Paul McCobb

Planner Group headboard, model 1553 3/3

estimate: $500–700

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## Paul McCobb

Planner Group nightstands model 1500-15, pair

estimate: $1,500–2,000

126

## Paul McCobb

Planner Group room divider, model 1596 and bench, model 1547

estimate: $2,000–3,000

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## Paul McCobb

Planner Group headboard, model 1553 6/6

estimate: $1,000–1,500

128

## Paul McCobb

Planner Group occasional table, model 1574

estimate: $1,000–1,500

129

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Untitled

estimate: $1,000–1,500

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## Paul McCobb

Planner Group headboard, model 1553 6/6

estimate: $1,000–1,500

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## Paul McCobb

Planner Group occasional table, model 1574

estimate: $1,000–1,500

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## Paul McCobb

Planner Group occasional tables model 1578, pair

estimate: $2,000–3,000

133

## Paul McCobb

Perimeter Group occasional table, model 2684

estimate: $700–900

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## Paul McCobb

table lamp, model 2006

estimate: $1,000–1,500

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## Paul McCobb

Planner Group nightstands model 1572, pair

estimate: $2,000–3,000

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## Paul McCobb

Planner Group storage

estimate: $1,500–2,000

137

## Paul McCobb

Planner Group coffee table, model 1580

estimate: $1,000–1,500

138

## Paul McCobb

table lamp, model 2025

estimate: $1,500–2,000

139

## Paul McCobb

Planner Group consoles, set of two

estimate: $1,500–2,000

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## Paul McCobb

Planner Group desk, model 1561 and chair, model 1534

estimate: $1,000–1,500

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## Paul McCobb

planter, model M-1

estimate: $700–900

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## Paul McCobb

Planner Group storage

estimate: $1,500–2,000

143

## Paul McCobb

Planner Group occasional tables model 124-19, pair

estimate: $1,000–1,500

144

## Paul McCobb

Planner Group coffee table, model 160-15

estimate: $700–900

145

## Paul McCobb

table lamp, model 2010

estimate: $1,000–1,500

146

## Paul McCobb

Planner Group occasional tables model 124-19, pair

estimate: $1,000–1,500

147

## Paul McCobb

Pavilion Collection armchair, model 6411

estimate: $1,500–2,000

148

## Paul McCobb

Pavilion Collection sofa, model 6490

estimate: $2,000–3,000

149

## Paul McCobb

Pavilion Collection bookshelf, model 6502

estimate: $1,000–1,500

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## Paul McCobb

Pavilion Collection credenza, model 6501

estimate: $2,000–3,000

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## Paul McCobb

Pavilion Collection armchairs model 6411, pair

estimate: $3,000–5,000

152

## Paul McCobb

candelabrum, model 6127

estimate: $1,500–2,000

153

## Paul McCobb

Pavilion Collection trolley, model 6500

estimate: $1,000–1,500

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## Paul McCobb

Pavilion Collection chair, model 6350

estimate: $1,000–1,500

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## Paul McCobb

candelabra model 6118, pair

estimate: $2,000–3,000

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## Paul McCobb

Pavilion Collection cocktail table, 6511

estimate: $2,000–3,000

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## Paul McCobb

Pavilion Collection dining set

estimate: $4,000–6,000

158

## Paul McCobb

Pavilion Collection room divider, model 6000

estimate: $4,000–5,000

159

## Paul McCobb

floor lamp, model 2017

estimate: $2,000–3,000

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## Paul McCobb

Pavilion Collection coffee table, model 6411

estimate: $1,000–1,500

161

## Paul McCobb

Group 76 dining chairs, pair

estimate: $1,500–2,000

162

## Paul McCobb

All-Around tables, pair

estimate: $2,000–3,000

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## Paul McCobb

Pavilion Collection chair, model 6550

estimate: $1,500–2,000

164

## Paul McCobb

Pavilion Collection room divider, model 6000

estimate: $4,000–5,000

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## Paul McCobb

Pavilion Collection dining chairs, set of four

estimate: $5,000–7,000

166

## Paul McCobb

X-Mirror

estimate: $1,000–1,500

167

## Paul McCobb

wall-mounted vanity and stool

estimate: $2,500–3,500

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## Paul McCobb

vanity

estimate: $2,000–3,000

169

## Paul McCobb

Planner Group mirror

estimate: $1,000–1,500

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## Paul McCobb

wall-mounted console

estimate: $1,500–2,000

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## Paul McCobb

mirror

estimate: $700–900

172

## Paul McCobb, attribution

table lamps, pair

estimate: $2,000–3,000

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## Paul McCobb

mirror

estimate: $700–900

174

## Paul McCobb

Directional bench, model 7709

estimate: $1,000–1,500

175

## Paul McCobb

plant stand

estimate: $1,000–1,500

176

## Paul McCobb

Directional dining chairs, set of six

estimate: $1,000–1,500

177

## Paul McCobb

Directional cabinet, model 1013

estimate: $1,500–2,000

178

## Paul McCobb

Directional occasional tables model 8722, pair

estimate: $1,500–2,000

179

## Paul McCobb

Directional bench, model 7709

estimate: $1,000–1,500

180

## Paul McCobb

E8 table lamps, pair

estimate: $2,500–3,500

181

## Paul McCobb

6000 Series Directional cabinets, set of two

estimate: $2,000–3,000

182

## Paul McCobb

Irwin Collection dining chairs model C9002, set of eight

estimate: $2,000–3,000

183

## Paul McCobb

Irwin Collection cabinet, model C8506

estimate: $2,000–3,000

184

## Paul McCobb

Linear Group nightstands model 486, pair

estimate: $1,500–2,000

185

## Paul McCobb

Connoisseur Collection desk, model 7022 and chair

estimate: $2,000–3,000

186

## Paul McCobb

floor lamp, model 2001

estimate: $1,500–2,000

187

## Paul McCobb

Directional cabinet, model 1066

estimate: $1,500–2,000

188

## Paul McCobb

table lamps model 2019, pair

estimate: $2,000–3,000

189

## Paul McCobb

Rare 200 Series occasional table

estimate: $1,000–1,500

190

## Paul McCobb

Irwin Collection console, model C9315

estimate: $1,000–1,500

191

## Paul McCobb

Linear Group dining chairs model 432, set of four

estimate: $1,000–1,500

192

## Paul McCobb

Rare Group 76 dining table

estimate: $2,500–3,500

193

## Paul McCobb

Irwin Collection cabinet, model C7306

estimate: $1,000–1,500

194

## Paul McCobb

Irwin Collection coffee table, model 8705

estimate: $1,500–2,000

195

## Paul McCobb

Irwin Collection dining set

estimate: $2,000–3,000

196

## Paul McCobb

Grand Rapids Collection desk and armchair

estimate: $2,000–3,000

197

## Paul McCobb

Irwin Collection display table, model C8707

estimate: $2,500–3,500

198

## Paul McCobb

Linear Group room divider, model 496 and base, model 497

estimate: $2,000–3,000

199

## Paul McCobb

Irwin Collection occasional table, model C8702

estimate: $1,500–2,000

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## Paul McCobb

Irwin Collection occasional table, model C8702

estimate: $1,500–2,000

201

## Paul McCobb

floor lamp

estimate: $3,000–5,000

202

## Paul McCobb

Irwin Collection occasional table

estimate: $1,500–2,000

203

## Paul McCobb

Directional occasional tables model 8732, pair

estimate: $1,500–2,000

204

## Paul McCobb

Irwin Collection cabinet, model C7303

estimate: $1,000–1,500

205

## Paul McCobb

Irwin Collection coffee table, model 1093

estimate: $1,500–2,000

206

## Paul McCobb

table lamps model 2010, pair

estimate: $2,000–3,000

207

## Paul McCobb

table, model 8704 and pair of stools, model 1306

estimate: $2,000–3,000

208

## Paul McCobb

Irwin Collection occasional tables model C8732, pair

estimate: $1,500–2,000

209

## Paul McCobb

Directional occasional table

estimate: $1,000–1,500

210

## Paul McCobb

Directional coffee table, model 8715

estimate: $1,500–2,000

211

## Paul McCobb

table lamp, model 2005

estimate: $1,000–1,500

212

## Paul McCobb

Irwin Collection cabinet, model C7306

estimate: $2,000–3,000

213

## Paul McCobb

magazine rack, model 6521

estimate: $700–900

214

## Paul McCobb

Irwin Collection desk

estimate: $2,000–3,000

215

## Paul McCobb

Predictor Group Windsor armchair

estimate: $700–900

216

## Paul McCobb

Predictor Group cabinet, model 4007

estimate: $2,000–3,000

217

## Paul McCobb

Predictor Group armchair

estimate: $700–900

218

## Paul McCobb

Predictor Group nightstands, pair

estimate: $2,000–3,000

219

## Paul McCobb

Predictor Group armchair

estimate: $1,500–2,000

220

## Paul McCobb

Predictor Group sofa

estimate: $2,000–3,000

221

## Paul McCobb

Predictor Group coffee table, model 4003

estimate: $1,500–2,000

222

## Paul McCobb

Predictor Group dining chairs model 4009, set of eight

estimate: $2,000–3,000

223

## Paul McCobb

Predictor Group armchair

estimate: $1,000–1,500

224

## Paul McCobb

Predictor Group dining set

estimate: $1,500–2,000

225

## Paul McCobb

Predictor Group armchair and ottoman

estimate: $1,500–2,000

226

## Paul McCobb

Directional sofa

estimate: $5,000–7,000

227

## Paul McCobb

Rare Directional Modern lounge chairs, pair

estimate: $2,500–3,500

228

## Paul McCobb

stool, model 1305

estimate: $1,000–1,500

229

## Paul McCobb

Directional armchairs model 1322, pair

estimate: $2,000–3,000

230

## Paul McCobb

Irwin Collection armchair, model 5012

estimate: $800–1,200

231

## Paul McCobb

bench, model 1308

estimate: $800–1,200

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## Paul McCobb

Directional armchair, model 1328

estimate: $800–1,200

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## Paul McCobb

stools model 1305, pair

estimate: $1,500–2,000

234

## Paul McCobb

Squirm lounge chair, model 3042

estimate: $1,000–1,500

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## Paul McCobb

stools model 1305, pair

estimate: $1,000–1,500

236

## Paul McCobb

armchair, model 3049

estimate: $800–1,200

237

## Paul McCobb

E8 table lamp

estimate: $1,500–2,000

238

## Paul McCobb

Planner Group armchair, model 110

estimate: $1,000–1,500

239

## Paul McCobb

stools model 1305, pair

estimate: $1,000–1,500

240

## Paul McCobb

Planner Group armchairs model 102, pair

estimate: $2,000–3,000

241

## Paul McCobb

Planner Group lounge chair, model 3082

estimate: $1,000–1,500

242

## Paul McCobb

armchair, model 3032 and ottoman, model 3030

estimate: $1,500–2,000

243

## Paul McCobb

table lamp, model 2019

estimate: $1,500–2,000

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## Paul McCobb

Directional armchairs, pair

estimate: $1,500–2,000

245

## Paul McCobb

Symmetric Group lounge chair

estimate: $1,000–1,500

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## Paul McCobb

Directional lounge chairs model 1322, pair

estimate: $2,000–3,000

247

## Paul McCobb

Rare lounge chair, model 1202

estimate: $1,000–1,500

248

## Paul McCobb

Planner Group lounge chairs model 102B, pair

estimate: $2,000–3,000

249

## Paul McCobb

table lamps model 2016, pair

estimate: $2,000–3,000

250

## Paul McCobb

stools model 1305, pair

estimate: $2,000–3,000

251

## Paul McCobb

lounge chair, model 300

estimate: $1,000–1,500

252

## Paul McCobb

stools model 1305, pair

estimate: $2,000–3,000

253

## Paul McCobb

Grand Rapids Collection console

estimate: $800–1,200

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## Paul McCobb

Directional armchairs, pair

estimate: $1,500–2,000

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## Paul McCobb

Grand Rapids Collection nightstands, pair

estimate: $1,500–2,000

256

## Paul McCobb

Grand Rapids Collection gentleman's cabinet

estimate: $1,500–2,000

257

## Paul McCobb

table lamp, model 3140

estimate: $1,500–2,000

258

## Paul McCobb

Grand Rapids Collection occasional table

estimate: $1,000–1,500

259

## Paul McCobb

Delineator Group headboard

estimate: $700–900

260

## Paul McCobb

Grand Rapids Collection nightstands, pair

estimate: $2,000–3,000

261

## Paul McCobb

armchair

estimate: $1,500–2,000

262

## Paul McCobb

New England Collection occasional table

estimate: $1,500–2,000

263

## Paul McCobb

Connoisseur Group cabinets, model 7026 and 7025

estimate: $2,000–3,000

264

## Paul McCobb

Connoisseur Collection desk, model 7021 and armchair, model 9102

estimate: $2,000–3,000

265

## Paul McCobb

Signature table, model 1000-05

estimate: $700–900

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## Paul McCobb

Connoisseur Collection cabinets, model 7023 and 7025

estimate: $1,500–2,000

267

## Paul McCobb

New England Collection armchairs, pair

estimate: $2,000–3,000

268

## Paul McCobb

E6 table lamp

estimate: $2,000–3,000

269

## Paul McCobb

New England Collection cabinet

estimate: $2,000–3,000

270

## Paul McCobb

Executive Series desk and chair

estimate: $3,000–4,000

271

## Paul McCobb

Executive Series armchair, model 6002

estimate: $1,500–2,000

272

## Paul McCobb

Connoisseur Collection occasional tables model 7012, pair

estimate: $1,500–2,000

273

## Paul McCobb

Faceted form dining set

estimate: $1,200–1,500

274

## Paul McCobb

Faceted Form armchairs model 161, set of two

estimate: $1,500–2,000

275

## Paul McCobb

Faceted Form lounge chairs model 162, pair

estimate: $1,500–2,000

276

## Paul McCobb

Faceted Form armchair, model 162

estimate: $700–900

277

## Paul McCobb

Delineator Group cabinet, model 271-81

estimate: $1,500–2,000

278

## Paul McCobb

Delineator Group coffee table, 987-09

estimate: $1,000–1,500

279

## Paul McCobb

Delineator Group cabinet, model 271-11

estimate: $1,500–2,000

280

## Paul McCobb

Delineator Group occasional tables model 995-86, set of three

estimate: $1,500–2,000

281

## Paul McCobb

Delineator Group cabinet

estimate: $2,000–3,000

282

## Paul McCobb

Signature occasional tables model 1000-06, pair

estimate: $1,000–1,500

283

## Paul McCobb

E5 table lamp

estimate: $1,500–2,000

284

## Paul McCobb

Delineator Group cabinet, model 271-64

estimate: $1,500–2,000

285

## Paul McCobb

Signature cocktail table, model 1000-01

estimate: $1,000–1,500

286

## Paul McCobb

Components cabinet, model 272-11

estimate: $700–900

287

## Paul McCobb

Delineator occasional table

estimate: $700–900

288

## Paul McCobb

Delineator mirror, model 271-10

estimate: $500–700

289

## Paul McCobb, attribution

table lamps, pair

estimate: $1,500–2,000

290

## Paul McCobb

Components cabinet, model 272-07

estimate: $1,000–1,500

291

## Paul McCobb

Components cabinets model 272-13, pair

estimate: $1,000–1,500

Auction Results **Paul McCobb**

## Paul McCobb

chaise

estimate: $4,000–6,000

result: $8,125

## Paul McCobb

mirror

estimate: $1,000–1,500

result: $6,875

## Paul McCobb

vanity and chair

estimate: $2,000–3,000

result: $6,875

## Paul McCobb

floor lamp

estimate: $3,000–5,000

result: $6,875

## Paul McCobb

wall-mounted vanity

estimate: $2,000–3,000

result: $6,250

## Paul McCobb

coffee table from the Irwin Collection

estimate: $1,000–1,500

result: $6,250

## Paul McCobb

Planner Group cabinet, model 1510-L

estimate: $5,000–7,000

result: $5,938

## Paul McCobb

sofa

estimate: $2,000–3,000

result: $5,715

## Paul McCobb

desk, model C8815 from the Irwin Collection

estimate: $3,000–4,000

result: $5,625

## Paul McCobb

coffee table

estimate: $1,500–2,000

result: $5,313

## Paul McCobb

desk, model 7022

estimate: $2,000–3,000

result: $5,000

## Paul McCobb

lounge chairs model 302, pair

estimate: $2,000–3,000

result: $4,063